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Tauranga property guide

Buying a house in Tauranga

If you’re looking for a place with a lively café scene, easy access to the beach and plenty of culture, Tauranga is the city for you. This seaside town combines a laidback pace with an energetic vibe and strong business economy, providing a perfect mix for those who want to escape but still stay connected. Spread across a large area with many distinct suburbs, these neighbourhoods have their own character and shopping precincts.  

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Tauranga City

The seaside centre of Tauranga is a lively area and great lifestyle option. Here you can live, work, shop and dine without ever going far. Stand-alone houses and large lifestyle properties are most commonly for sale in the suburbs of Bethlehem, Greerton, Otumoetai, Matua and Te Puna. House prices in this region range from the high end in Matua and Otumoetai and to more affordable real estate in Parkvale. 

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Mount Maunganui

Being one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations and permanent spots for beach-lovers, property for sale in Mount Maunganui is in high demand and at the high end of the price scale. The Mount and nearby suburbs Omanu, Arataki and Mataphihi typically offer modern townhouses, units and apartments for low-maintenance living and large multi-level stand alone homes. 

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Papamoa and Papamoa Beach is a thriving community along one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches. With the growing property market has come development of all supporting amenities families need: schools, healthcare, sport and educational facilities. Papamoa has a wide range of real estate available from retirement homes, apartments, standalone homes with large gardens and multi-level residents with expansive sea views. 

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Tauranga South and West

The sought-after city fringe, including suburbs Welcome Bay, Ohauiti, Maungatapu and Pyes Pa, features lush mountains reaching down to the waterfront. Here property hunters can find semi-rural lifestyle properties, suburban family homes and low-maintenance retirement residences for sale. The commute into the city is fast and access to leisure activities is easy from this area.

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Find a Tauranga real estate agent

Our Tauranga real estate agents live here too. They know the neighbourhood, schools and property market inside out and are able to help you find your ideal home.